Claflin University

Introduction

ClaflinUni101The world needs visionaries. Those who are able to imagine what’s possible and chart a course to get there. Nearly 150 years ago, Claflin broke down barriers in higher education, making it the first South Carolina university open to all regardless of race. Today, Claflin continues to welcome exemplary students of all races and genders who demonstrate a passion to change not only their own circumstances but to change the world as well. We believe that most leaders are made, not born. Furthermore, we believe that students with passion, integrity and a willingness to work hard have an innate capacity to become visionary leaders. As a Claflin student, you are challenged to realize your full potential, leaving here with an unparalleled education that will serve you well in graduate school, in a career – and in life.

Visionary Leadership

The leaders of tomorrow have vision. They see farther. They act with a global perspective. Visionary leaders are confident to be innovative, to create their own path, to guide others. They believe in themselves because they understand their world and are motivated to make it better. We see the visionary leader in you—and will help you realize your own visionary leadership.


Academic Excellence

Excellence is everywhere here. It can be seen in the beauty of our campus, the quality of our faculty, and the level of institutions to which our graduates are admitted. We are committed to making sure you get everything you need to achieve the high levels of excellence that students here at Claflin come to expect of themselves.


Life At Claflin

Our community is close-knit, so opportunities for involvement abound. You'll find a full calendar of campus activities and events, over 66 student organizations, eight fraternities and sororities, a dynamic student government, a rewarding religious life, and more. This is an active, engaged campus where you'll get involved—early on, and often.


Real-world Experience

Our students actively engage in professional educational opportunities and gain valuable experience beyond the classroom—and in the process, they build highly impressive résumés. From high-level research to internships and co-ops, to student exchanges and study abroad, these practical experiences are available across all four years of a Claflin education.


Life After Claflin

Our graduates go far. They leave to study at the nation’s leading graduate and professional schools. They go on to great success as visionary leaders in leading companies and organizations across the nation and around the world. They leave with an education second to none, one that leads to a successful career—and a fulfilled life.


Next Steps

We develop visionary leaders by challenging our students to imagine the possibilities for their lives. This isn't just about preparing you for a career. It's about preparing you to become the best “you” possible. Are you ready to fulfill your potential as a visionary leader? Learn more about the life-changing, world-changing education here at Claflin University.


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Programs

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BA

Bachelor of Arts in Art Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Gain confidence and competence while developing the skills needed to teach K-12 art through Claflin's Art Education program. Our program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive teaching education as well as certification to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade in the state of South Carolina. [+]

Gain confidence and competence while developing the skills needed to teach K-12 art through Claflin's Art Education program. Our program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive teaching education as well as certification to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade in the state of South Carolina.

Curriculum

Like all Claflin University students, students majoring in Art Education will start with general education requirements, which includes history, communications, science, the humanities and philosophy. Art Education coursework begins during the first year of study.

Student Opportunities and Experience

As a Claflin Art student, you'll have access to many experiential learning options, such as research projects, mentorship connections, regional museum travel, and international study abroad opportunities.You can join a variety of on-campus clubs and organizations, including the Department's own Art Club. We encourage students to display their work at annual art exhibitions, both on- and off-campus, and to participate in industry conferences, so there's always an opportunity to learn, grow and share your creativity at Claflin.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Digital Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Digital Design is one of the newest majors at Claflin University. The university has a mission to embrace technology in all academic disciplines, and provide tech-savvy creatives to build the digital economy and provide leadership for the 21st century. The Digital Design graduate has valuable employment opportunities as artist or designer. [+]

Digital Design is one of the newest majors at Claflin University. The university has a mission to embrace technology in all academic disciplines, and provide tech-savvy creatives to build the digital economy and provide leadership for the 21st century. The Digital Design graduate has valuable employment opportunities as artist or designer.

Curriculum

Students are engaged in real world projects to understand the challenges and timelines of the profession. Digital Design majors are educated and trained to compete in the rapidly emerging art and creative design fields. This major was developed around art, design, and technology to articulate creativity, form and function with state of the art digital media.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in English

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Studying English at Claflin, you'll benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty and a variety of opportunities to showcase your talents. Our dynamic program will prepare you for a professional career and provide a solid academic foundation for furthering your education in graduate school. [+]

Studying English at Claflin, you'll benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty and a variety of opportunities to showcase your talents. Our dynamic program will prepare you for a professional career and provide a solid academic foundation for furthering your education in graduate school.

Curriculum

A degree in English is one of the most versatile majors available for students interested in developing written and oral communication skills. As an English major at Claflin, you will explore many genres of literature, from the works of noted African-American writers to William Shakespeare. Coursework includes classes like Literary Genres and Analysis, Advanced Composition, The American Novel, Shakespeare, Major Black Writers and Literary Criticism. You'll be given the opportunity to choose your courses based on areas of interest, such as literature, creative writing, film or history, while honing your techniques in writing, grammar and composition.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The question students always have is "What can I do with a degree in Mass Communications?" The answer is "Just about anything!" The Mass Communications curriculum provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses. [+]

The question students always have is "What can I do with a degree in Mass Communications?" The answer is "Just about anything!"

Curriculum

The Mass Communications curriculum provides a foundation in mass communication theory that is augmented by practical and professional skills training provided through internship opportunities and practicum courses.

As a student in our program, you will choose from one of three concentrations: Digital Media, Journalism or Public Relations. You'll learn how to develop public relations campaigns, conduct investigative reporting or write for online media, all while studying in classrooms equipped for the converging world of digital communications. You will learn from knowledgeable faculty and staff who are actively involved in research and professional media activities.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed for those students who plan careers as musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools, or for those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed for those students who plan careers as musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools, or for those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music.

Curriculum

Courses vary based on performing area.

Vocal Concentration

Applied Voice University Choir Sightsinging Piano

Instrumental Concentration

University Band Class Piano Applied Instrument General Conducting Counterpoint

Piano Concentration

Applied Piano World Music Arranging Piano Literature Admissions Requirements ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Our Sociology program is designed to help students develop fundamental knowledge of social problems and the appropriate methods and theories used to resolve them. Our program will teach you the fundamental skills needed to conduct research, apply statistical analysis to evaluate research findings and present your analysis in many areas of social sciences. [+]

Our Sociology program is designed to help students develop fundamental knowledge of social problems and the appropriate methods and theories used to resolve them. Our program will teach you the fundamental skills needed to conduct research, apply statistical analysis to evaluate research findings and present your analysis in many areas of social sciences.

Curriculum

Our program curriculum offers a balanced collection of sociology fundamentals and interest-driven course options designed to help you develop into an analytical thinker. Initially, you'll take courses like Introduction to Sociology; Global Social Problems; and Marriage, Kinship and Family. Then, you'll progress into our core courses on social theory, statistics and research methods and gain insights into the complexity of social issues. In your final level of study, we encourage you to take advanced electives in areas of your choosing, such as race, gender, law, and research methods.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Spanish Majors and Minors are leaders in a vibrant community of language experts across the Latin American world. Students who major and minor in Spanish will have exciting careers as thought-leaders, translators, speakers, teachers, writers, and advocates. [+]

Spanish Majors and Minors are leaders in a vibrant community of language experts across the Latin American world.

The Department of Humanities offers courses in over seven different languages, including Spanish. Through an array of multiple language experiences, students are emerged in a global cultural, historical, and contemporary studies of countries around the world. The Foreign Languages program in the Department of Humanities offers one major in Spanish. Students who major and minor in Spanish will have exciting careers as thought-leaders, translators, speakers, teachers, writers, and advocates.

Curriculum

The Spanish Language curriculum is among the best in the nation. Instructors, who are experts in the field, holding doctorates from leading universities from around the world, work to develop a curriculum that is student friendly, yet rigorous and exciting. The curriculum for Spanish majors and minors is comparable to national standards and prepares students for a wide range of careers and service in the field.... [-]


BSc

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

If you envision yourself as a physician or as someone trying to make the world a better place by developing a cure or making a big discovery, you’ve come to the right place. If you are concerned about the environment and want to make a real difference then a Biology major is for you. [+]

If you envision yourself as a physician or as someone trying to make the world a better place by developing a cure or making a big discovery, you’ve come to the right place. If you are concerned about the environment and want to make a real difference then a Biology major is for you.

Curriculum

The Biology Major curriculum is designed to provide you with knowledge and understanding of and appreciation for the intricacies of living organisms and their interactions with the environment. Our curriculum prepares you to be ready for leadership and service in our diverse global society. Relevant contemporary issues are incorporated into a program designed to prepare its majors for careers in the biological or biotechnical sciences and related areas, including entry into graduate and professional schools (medicine, dentistry, allied health and public health, etc.).... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The curriculum at Claflin University in the School of Business is challenging; however, we believe that you are ready for the challenge. You will explore subjects in greater depth than you did in high school; you can choose your own courses and class schedule with the assistance of your academic advisor who is there to guide and to support your academic journey. As you move from one year to the next the courses will become more intense and focused in your area of specialization. Also, all students have to produce a capstone project (e.g., research thesis paper). [+]

The world needs visionary business leaders and we believe that we can help you prepare to be such a dynamic leader.

Curriculum

The curriculum at Claflin University in the School of Business is challenging; however, we believe that you are ready for the challenge. You will explore subjects in greater depth than you did in high school; you can choose your own courses and class schedule with the assistance of your academic advisor who is there to guide and to support your academic journey. As you move from one year to the next the courses will become more intense and focused in your area of specialization. Also, all students have to produce a capstone project (e.g., research thesis paper).... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The program provides a complete introduction to all four core sub-fields of chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, and Physical), along with significant laboratory experiments, research and summer internship. [+]

The program provides a complete introduction to all four core sub-fields of chemistry (Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, and Physical), along with significant laboratory experiments, research and summer internship.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society. The degree assures that students are properly trained and prepared for rewarding careers that chemistry has to offer.

Curriculum

All students majoring in chemistry must write and present to the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics a senior research proposal and maintain a satisfactory cumulative GPA. In addition, honors students must defend their proposal (thesis) in front of his/her thesis committee.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department provides mentoring to undergraduate students and facilitates presentations to provide undergraduates with opportunities to gain information on research experiences, internships and on exploring the graduate experience. The department is a member of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance whose focus is on diversity particularly for women and girls and charged with bringing about institutional change in computing. [+]

This program is designed for students planning to attend graduate school to earn M.S. or Ph.D. degree and/or seek a position in industry or government as a computer hardware designer/architect.

Student Opportunities and Experience

The Mathematics and Computer Science Department provides mentoring to undergraduate students and facilitates presentations to provide undergraduates with opportunities to gain information on research experiences, internships and on exploring the graduate experience. The department is a member of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance whose focus is on diversity particularly for women and girls and charged with bringing about institutional change in computing.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs in general education, mathematics education, and pre-engineering for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the fields of mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, and management information sciences. This program is designed for students planning to attend graduate school to earn M.S. or Ph.D. degree and/or seek a position in industry or government as a software (cyber security) specialist. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science endeavors to provide programs in general education, mathematics education, and pre-engineering for students wishing to pursue professional careers or graduate study in the fields of mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, and management information sciences. This program is designed for students planning to attend graduate school to earn M.S. or Ph.D. degree and/or seek a position in industry or government as a software (cyber security) specialist.

Curriculum

The Claflin University undergraduate Computer Science (CS) curriculum provides a strong foundation in computer science as well as specialized knowledge through the student’s choice of track. The CS curriculum provides knowledge that is applicable across many fields, including many areas of engineering, science, and medicine. The curriculum specifies that a student must take a minimum of 50 hours of computer science coursework.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Elementary Education program prepares visionary educators to be recommended for South Carolina teacher licensure for grades 2-6. [+]

The Elementary Education program prepares visionary educators to be recommended for South Carolina teacher licensure for grades 2-6.

Curriculum

The Elementary Education program has specific competencies that are expected of candidates preparing to teach in grades 2-6. It meets the standards of the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI).

Student Opportunities and Experience

Elementary Education majors have hands-on experience in the field of education in a variety of ways, such as attending and presenting at professional conferences with faculty in the School of Education. You'll gain exposure to many of our knowledgeable faculty members as well as locally, nationally and internationally recognized professionals. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science, students may earn the Master of Education in 18 months in the School of Education Graduate Program – Master of Education.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

This major prepares students to understand the business activities employed in the anticipation, management, and satisfaction of demand through the exchange process. [+]

This major prepares students to understand the business activities employed in the anticipation, management, and satisfaction of demand through the exchange process.

Curriculum

The curriculum at Claflin University in the School of Business is challenging; however, we believe that you are ready for the challenge. The curriculum requirements for the Marketing program include a mix of general education requirements, business administration coursework and Marketing courses, both required and elective.

Student Opportunities and Experience

Global Experiences

The School of Business provides opportunities for business students to have international study and cultural experiences by allowing students to travel to places like India, London, Puerto Rico and various other destinations while they are in undergraduate or graduate business programs.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

The Mathematics program provides comprehensive preparation to students planning to enter graduate school to earn M.S. or PhD degree and seek a teaching position in K-12 system or higher education institution. [+]

The Mathematics program provides comprehensive preparation to students planning to enter graduate school to earn M.S. or PhD degree and seek a teaching position in K-12 system or higher education institution.

Curriculum

A schedule for students studying Mathematics will include the following coursework:

Freshman year: Principles of Chemistry, Discrete Mathematics, Calculus I & II

Sophomore year: Fundamentals of Programming, Linear Algebra, Principles of Physics I & II

Junior year: Introduction to Probability & Statistics I & II, Number Theory, Calculus III, Differential Equations, Vector Analysis

Senior year: Data Analysis, Complex Variables, Abstract Algebra, Applied Mathematics, Linear Programming, Senior Seminar, Numerical Methods, Real Analysis... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Our Political Science program is designed to develop in students an aptitude for critically reflecting upon and discussing global issues of law, politics, and justice; the fundamental skills to conduct research and present analysis in the Social Science; competency in applying statistical analysis to evaluate research findings; and ability to analyze and interpret critical arguments based upon an appeal to evidence. [+]

Our Political Science program is designed to develop in students:

An aptitude for critically reflecting upon and discussing global issues of law, politics, and justice The fundamental skills to conduct research and present analysis in the Social Science Competency in applying statistical analysis to evaluate research findings; and ability to analyze and interpret critical arguments based upon an appeal to evidence. Curriculum

Program Requirements

Complete all General Education requirements Complete all other Claflin requirements Complete 48 hours in Political Science courses and departmental core courses with a minimum grade of “C" Careers and Outcomes

Many disciplines and human activities are connected with politics in one way or the other. Political Science graduates therefore can utilize their skills in a variety of fields, including government, law, and media, or in non-governmental organizations. Our program seeks to develop students’ research, communication, and analytical abilities since these skills, combined with other proficiencies, are useful in a professional career. A bachelor’s degree may help in some positions while others may require further graduate or professional study.... [-]


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Contact

Claflin University

Address 400 Magnolia Street
29115 Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA
Website http://www.claflin.edu/
Phone +1 803-535-5000